Mezzo-Soprano Natalia Kutateladze and Soprano Felicia Moore to Give Juilliard's Vocal Arts Honors Recital on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

Friday, Mar 02, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK –– Juilliard mezzo-soprano Natalia Kutateladze and soprano Felicia Moore are the winners of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital for 2017-18 and will appear in a free joint recital on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall. Juilliard collaborative pianist Chris Reynolds will accompany both singers. Ms. Kutateladze, who is pursuing her master’s degree as a student of Edith Wiens, appeared last season as the Minskwoman in Juilliard Opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight. Ms. Moore, an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies candidate, also studying with Ms. Wiens, sang the title role in Katya Kabanova with Juilliard Opera.

The two singers were nominated to audition by their voice teacher and selected through a competitive audition process. The auditions were judged by a distinguished panel that included Carnegie Hall Senior Director and Artistic Adviser Jeremy Geffen, Juilliard alumna Jennifer Zetlan, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s Artistic Advisor Charles Hamlen.

Natalia Kutateladze opens the program with songs by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and de FallaFelicia Moore will perform songs by Sibelius, Wagner, and Copland in the second half of the program. (The complete program follows at the end of this press release.)

Free tickets are available at the Juilliard and Alice Tully Hall box offices. Online tickets are not available for this concert.

Meet the Artists

Mezzo-soprano Natalia Kutateladze, from the Republic of Georgia, graduated from the Central Music High School in Tbilisi as a pianist before being accepted on full scholarship to the Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi Conservatoire as a classical opera singer, where she graduated with honors. In 2015, she was accepted into Juilliard where she is pursuing her master’s degree as a student of Edith Wiens. Ms. Kutateladze appeared last season as the Minskwoman in Juilliard Opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight. Ms. Kutateladze has also participated in the Baltic Season Music Festival, Spivakov International Music Festival, and the International Classical Music Festival of Georgia. She holds the Rita Greenland Scholarship in Voice and the Risë Stevens Scholarship and is supported by the Anna Schoen-René Fund.

Soprano Felicia Moore is an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies student at Juilliard studying with Edith Wiens. Ms. Moore was most recently heard as Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw at Opera Columbus. Last summer in the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program she sang Agathe in Der Freischütz and Elisabeth in Tannhäuser. Last season she sang the title role of Katya Kabanova with Juilliard Opera. Ms. Moore has been a young artist at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Des Moines Metro Opera, where she was the cover for Alice Ford in Falstaff, the title role of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites. She is a winner of this year’s Sullivan Foundation Award; her previous awards include being a two-time semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as being awarded the top prize from the George London Foundation. Ms. Moore, who is from Princeton, N.J., holds a Jerome L. Greene Fellowship and is supported by the Hardesty and Beverley Peck Johnson Fund.

Pianist Chris Reynolds has made a name for himself as both a soloist and a collaborator. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Juilliard as a student of Margo Garrett, Brian Zeger, JJ Penna, and Jonathan Feldman. Recent performances have taken place in Carnegie Hall, at Tanglewood, and Bayreuth. He has worked with and received guidance from Emanuel Ax, Isabel Leonard, Dawn Upshaw, Brigitte Fassbaender, Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, and Jake Heggie, among others. In 2015 he was a Schwab Vocal Rising Star at Caramoor, as well as a fellow at both SongFest and the Aspen Music Festival and School. He is on staff at the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie and in 2016 received his BM degree from Juilliard where he studied with Julian Martin. He holds the Lynn J. Noble Scholarship for the Study of Classical Music, an Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, and the Charles E. Weekes Scholarship

About the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard

Brian Zeger, Artistic Director

One of America’s most prestigious programs for educating singers, Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts offers young artists programs tailored to their talents and needs. From bachelor and master of music degrees to an advanced Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program, Juilliard provides frequent performance opportunities, featuring singers in its own recital halls, on Lincoln Center’s stages, and around New York City. Juilliard Opera has presented numerous premieres of new operas as well as works from the standard repertoire.

Juilliard graduates may be heard in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world; diverse alumni artists include well-known performers such as Leontyne Price, Renée Fleming, Risë Stevens, Tatiana Troyanos, Simon Estes, and Shirley Verrett. Recent alumni include Isabel Leonard, Susanna Phillips, Paul Appleby, Erin Morley, Sasha Cooke, and Julia Bullock.

Recognized as one of today’s leading collaborative pianists, Brian Zeger has performed with many of the world’s greatest singers in an extensive concert career that has taken him to the premiere concert halls throughout the United States and abroad. Recent recordings include Preludios—Spanish Songs with Isabel Leonard, a recording of Strauss and Wagner lieder with Adrianne Pieczonka, Dear Theo: 3 Song Cycles by Ben Moore (Delos) with Paul Appleby, Susanna Phillips, and Brett Polegato, and All Who Wander, a recital disc with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. For more information about Mr. Zeger’s activities, please visit his website, brianzeger.com.

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PROGRAM LISTING:

Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital

Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall

Natalia Kutateladze, mezzo-soprano

Felicia Moore, soprano

Chris Reynolds, piano

Free tickets are available at the Juilliard and Alice Tully Hall box offices. Online tickets are not available for this concert.

 

Jules MASSENET Amoureuse

 

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Ya li v pole da ne travushka bïla?

                        To bilo rannayu vesnoy

                        Sred shumnovo bala

 

Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Ne poj, krasavica, pri mne

 

Manuel de FALLA: Siete canciones populares españolas

                        El paño moruno

                        Seguidilla murciana

                        Asturiana

                        Jota

                        Nana

                        Canción

                        Polo

 

Natalia Kutateladze, mezzo-soprano

Chris Reynolds, piano

 

Intermission

 

Jean SIBELIUS: From Five Songs, Op. 37

                        Soluppgång

                        Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte

                        Var det en dröm?

 

Richard WAGNER: From Wesendonck Lieder

                        Im Treibhaus

                        Stehe still!

                        Träume

       

Aaron COPLAND From Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

                        Nature, the Gentlest Mother

                        Dear March, Come In

                        The Chariot

                        Sleep Is Supposed to Be

 

Felicia Moore, soprano

Chris Reynolds, piano

 

Felicia Moore, Chris Reynolds, Natalia Kutateladze
Mezzo-Soprano Natalia Kutateladze and Soprano Felicia Moore to Give Juilliard's Vocal Arts Honors Recital on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall; Pianist Chris Reynolds Will Accompany Both Singers